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Washington: Committee on Public Information, 1917. 64p. including covers, 5.75x8.5 inch stapled wraps. Cover chipped at corner-tips, paperstock very toned, staples rusted and no longer secure wraps to text (not quite detached). Creel was a muckraker hired to create a propaganda machine for Wilson's war effort. He later served with...
New York: Nation Press Printing Co., Inc., 1931. 107p., sewn textblock in 8.5x5.5 inch plain printed grey cardstock wraps; cover is somewhat soiled and top of spine is reinforced with a piece of old clear tape; upper hinge cracked through and wraps have pulled away from the text spine but...
New York: National Interreligious Task Force on Criminal Justice, 1983. Pamphlet. x, 94p., softbound in stapled 8.5x5.5 inch printed wraps; covers adjacent to spinefold are very toned, and the back cover also has a small light stain. Ownership name penned on titlepage. A sound and otherwise clean copy.
no place [Rutland/Tokyo]: Bridgeway Press [Charles E. Tuttle Co.], 1964. 509p., first edition openweave cloth boards titled black in dust jacket; endsheets and textblock edges lightly foxed (no mustiness), the jacket is edgeworn and has verso tape-reinforcements. Author Miyamoto has inscribed the title page to his "good friend Bill Hartwell"...
[Sweden?]: African National Congress, [198-]. 130p., a few portrait illustrations, professionally-printed, 9.5 x 7.25 inch plain titled cardstock wraps. Ownership signature on title page, otherwise very good. Underwritten by a couple of activist Swedish groups, as noted on the title page, probably printed in Stockholm. The texts, as the editor...
New York: Masses & Mainstream, 1955. 252p., shelf worn wraps faded on spine. "The first half of the book describes Blawnox Workhouse, the prison in Pennsylvania where he served his sentence. The second half tells the story of his trial before Judge Montgomery in Pittsburgh for violation of the Smith...
Quincy CA: for the author by Forest Printing, 1996. Unpaginated preliminaries, 90p., illustrated with period snapshots, first edition trade-size wraps, a very good copy. Chapters on the populations of Oroville, Chico, Marysville, Clipper Mills, Susanville, La Porte, Northern and Eastern Plumas County, American Valley-Quincy, Meadow Valley-Silver Creek.
Richmond: John Knox Press, 1970. Hardcover. 195p., several period images and line maps, first edition green cloth boards in dj. Casing very good, jacket has a dampstain line and a small chip, general soiling/rubbing a good copy. European American Author. American missionaries in the Kasai region, 1890-1921. "At the center...
Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1978. Hardcover. 57p., illustrated with one double-spread line map (of the period), hardbound in 8.5x5.5 inch cloth boards spine-titled gilt. A sturdy reprint of the John-Howell / Lawton Kennedy issue of 1960 (itself a reprint) in very good clean condition.
Philadelphia: Henry Longstreth, 1856. 300p., sewn signatures cased into ribbed dark brown cloth ruled and panelled in blind, with spine title gilt. Aside from an ill-judged old "repair," which renders the spine tunnel "tightback" at one point (described below), this is an unsophisticated copy still reasonably sound. Expect severe edgewear...
Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004. Hardcover. xi, 248p., a few period and contemporary illustrations, hardbound in red cloth boards spine-titled black. Lacks the publisher's jacket, an else as-new, perfectly sound copy: we see no signs of handling or any ownership or institutional marks.